Making a Federal Case Out of It (BONUS webinar for subscribers)

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Jul 10, 2015
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Welcome
3m 22s
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 26s
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Introduction
1m 14s
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Why might my ancestor be in federal court?
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Articles of Confederation
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Federal Question Cases
2m 56s
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Admiralty and Maritime
1m 34s
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U.S. As A Party
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Suits Between States
1m 43s
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Diversity Cases
2m 19s
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The Players
2m 44s
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Where might my ancestor be in federal court?
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Judiciary Act of 1789
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Structure of the Courts
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Circuit Act 1891
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Districts within a State
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Divisions in a District
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28 U.S.C. 84
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Federal Judicial Center
1m 36s
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Federal Court Records
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Federal Finding Aids
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Federal Courts at FHL
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Follow a Person
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Follow a Family
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Follow an Issue
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Key Research Questions
1m 55s
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Announcements/prizes
6m 38s
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Questions/answers
26m 01s

About this webinar

Federal court cases cover a wide range of matters, from bankruptcy to piracy on the high seas. These courts and the records they created can often give genealogists many details to flesh out their family's stories.

About the speaker

About the speaker

A genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand a wide variety of genealogical issues, including the interplay between genealogy and the law. She has a bachelor’s degre
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